My Reiki Master is moving out of the country. She was only here temporarily, and now she gets to move back home. I spent the evening tonight talking with her nonstop about Reiki, energy healing, growth, experiences, teaching Reiki, learning from Reiki, people who try to invalidate Reiki, and all of that. It was great to be able to talk about everything Reiki with her.
We differ on some views concerning Reiki. For instance, I believe that distant attunements are valid, and she thinks one should always learn from a teacher in person. I also think that distant Reiki treatments are at least as strong as in person ones, but for her, hands-on healing is much stronger of a treatment than distance.
Although we may see some things differently, I know that we are both growing and our opinions about Reiki are subject to change based on our individual journeys and experiences. I will always be grateful to her for introducing me to this facet of life that I never knew existed, and probably wouldn't even have sought out without her.
I'm going to be teaching my first Reiki class - a one-on-one session for Reiki 2 - in a few weeks. My student is someone I introduced to Reiki. In fact, she is one of my former teachers. And from then on, I will be her Reiki Master.
Wow. Now there's a thought.